God speaks through His Word
God will speak to you through His Word. Jesus said, ‘The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life,’ but that doesn’t mean we can pick out the feel-good Scriptures and ignore the rest. To grow in faith, we must spend time each day reading through the Bible. We can’t just decide that one verse applies to us and another doesn’t. ‘All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives…God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work’ (2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT).
A fire is made up of three things: heat, fuel and oxygen. If just one of those things is taken away, the fire goes out, and the warmth and light it brought disappear. It needs all three to keep going and keep growing. It’s the same with our spiritual growth. When God’s Word, an open mind, and a receptive heart get together, something exciting is going to spark!
We all need regular exposure to Scripture. Without it, we won’t properly hear what God is saying to us, and we’ll always be dependent on somebody else’s interpretation. Imagine having to communicate with a friend or a family member like that? It would be difficult, if not impossible, to develop a close, strong relationship. The same idea applies to our relationship with God. So today, spend time with your Bible and let God speak to you personally through His Word.
Choose a Bible verse you don’t like or one that you don’t really connect with. As you read it, ask God to make it clear what He wants you to learn from that verse. And be open to what He says!
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